Here we are, the end of January, and I already have some milestones to share! If this month is any indication of the year to come, then I am in for a very wild ride.
The first thing is of course my art show, which was my first major installation and also the first (and hopefully not last) of the year. It comes down in a couple of days but the response was great and there is no where to go but up!
The next thing is my first finished oil painting of the year, which I started last Saturday (1/22) and finished this past Sunday. I am moving in a slightly different direction with my knitted landscapes right now, having chosen to paint the forms floating in water with no real ground plain. This first one is a new favorite, having chosen to play with blues and browns and I think I pulled it off! The colors on the photo below are not quite accurate, but are very close.
Finally is my first pair of socks for the new year. I discussed these last week, but the My Cup of Tea socks has been a KAL with my local group, although I finished them way early! The yarn knitted up fabulously and the pattern shows very well. They fit well too, considering I haven't done top down with a gusset in what seems like ages.
I'm excited to announce that I plan on continuing with the sock craze and have already picked out my next yarn! I have several other things on the needles, but this last pair made me want more! I think I may even go for 12 in 12 (!!!). A friend of mine did it last year and it's been hugely inspiring. Have you ever tried it?
I would also like to shout out to the amazing KAL group on Ravelry, MySistersKnitter, for enabling me to use stash yarn and join in the conversation with some amazing people. It always helps to have people to share and chat with :)
I hope that the first month of the year is going good for all of you out there in blog-land. I truly cannot wait to see what February brings!